News & Press

Jun 01, 2017

Youth Emergency Services and Heartland Family Service were Victorious in the First-Ever Outlook Nebraska TP Bowl

From January 25 to February 5, Outlook Nebraska “rolled out” the Toilet Paper Bowl, a friendly competition with four local charities facing off to see who could collect the most toilet paper. During this event, charity “fans” were encouraged to support their “charity team” by...

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May 22, 2017

Outlook Nebraska Completes First Step of Expansion Project

35,000 Nebraskans, 15,000 in the Omaha area, are blind or experiencing vision loss. These Numbers will more than double by 2050 because of aged-related blindness and diabetes. Outlook Nebraska is renovating and expanding our space to create a place where these individuals and their families can learn and grow in a safe...

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May 22, 2017

Outlook Nebraska Associates Get Their Game On During Goalball League

Outlook Nebraska Machine Operator Brian Grams has always been a very active person. He played sports in high school and in his younger years. At 19, he realized that his vision loss was too great to drive or play sports, and he had to give up his horse training hobby...

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May 22, 2017

Visually Impaired Teens Overcome Barriers on the Ski Slopes

On a cool January morning, four visually impaired teens took to the ski slopes at Mount Crescent. This event was about more than just having fun. It was about growing confidence and showing these teens and everyone else that anything is possible with the right tools and support.

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Nov 29, 2016

People Who are Blind and Visually Impaired Benefit from Outlook Nebraska’s Vision Beyond Sight Banquet

Cool temperatures did not stop nearly 600 guests from attending Outlook Nebraska’s Vision Beyond Sight Banquet on Nov. 18 at the Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista Hotel & Conference Center. The annual program and dinner is Outlook Nebraska’s largest fundraising event of the year. The event celebrates the...

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Nov 22, 2016

Find Just The Right Gift for Your Visually Impaired Loved One

Check out these awesome gift ideas for the visually impaired I learned about from an accessible gift workshop this fall put on by the American Counsel of the Blind.

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Oct 28, 2016

Seeing Beyond Disability in the Workplace

When Rachel Carver came to Outlook Nebraska in 2010, no one questioned her abilities. Because of her role as Public Relations Associate, Carver is able to provide for her family and break down the misconceptions about blindness, something she has lived with her whole life.

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Sep 30, 2016

Man’s Best Friend is Most Reliable Too: Guide Dogs Offer Independence, Companionship to Blind Owners

The 50-year-old blind program associate at Outlook Nebraska found much more reliable support in going about his work day: his guide dog Phin.

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Sep 01, 2016

Outlook Nebraska Launches Major Expansion

Outlook Nebraska, Inc. Recently celebrated a major milestone with a ceremonial groundbreaking for expansion of our headquarters. The expansion is the largest in ONI’s history, and will feature more space for education, training and community engagement to support the blind and visually impaired.

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Sep 01, 2016

Blind Teen Discovers Additional Talents through ONI Programs

Self-confidence is what ONI programs have given Emily Keating, a visually impaired first-year student at Papillion La Vista High School. “These programs have given her so many opportunities and shown all of us that the visually impaired can do so many things,” Sherry Keating, Emily’s mother, said.

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